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Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
province of hatay for istanbul because tensions from the war had dried up local jobs. >> ( translated ): mr. erdogan is provoking syria at the moment, and he's screaming about war. people in hatay used to live on money from the outside. before there would be ten, 15, even 50 buses coming every day from syria. now there are no buses. >> the most visible consequence of the crisis and the violence in syria on turkey is an economic one. >> reporter: political scientist kemal kirisci of istanbul's bogazici university says border provinces like hatay have been hardest hit. >> there was a very heavy truck transit traffic going through syria. a lot of turkish companies were doing business with the arab world beyond syria: jordan, egypt, the gulf states. by last summer, i mean this trade and businesses grinded to a halt. >> reporter: part of that lost trade: shopping in places like hatay's capital, antakya. syrians used to flock here by the busloads to buy everything from clothing to household wares of the variety and quality they couldn't get at home. but since civil war erup
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